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Impending SABMiller/AB InBev Merger Could Lead to 5,500 Layoffs(August 30) - The mega-merger between AB InBev and SABMiller—which is expected to complete by Oct. 10th—could result in up to 5,500 jobs being cut, according to the Fortune. Complete Story

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Flounder Brewing and Samuel Adams to debut new beer collaboration
(August 30) - The Flounder Brewing Company, in collaboration with Samuel Adams Brewing, will debut its latest beer in New Jersey next month while putting the finishing touches on an expansion plan. The micro-brewery won the 2016 "National Brewing and Business Experienceship Award". Complete Story
Group plans a big beer museum for Pittsburgh
(August 30) - A local group is going public with its long-brewing plan to make Pittsburgh home to a beer museum that would bring hundreds of thousands of national and international visitors. “We want this to be a first-day destination attraction such as Pittsburgh doesn’t have now,” says Joe McAllister, principal of the National Beer Museum Development Group LLC. Complete Story
Judge Calls Texas Craft Beer Distribution Law Unconstitutional
(August 30) - TBeer brewers in Texas are celebrating a victory after a Travis County judge ruled that a 2013 law that prohibited craft breweries from selling lucrative territorial distribution rights is unconstitutional. Complete Story
Ghostfish Brewing Releases Special Beer for Emerald City Pet Rescue
‏(August 29) - Being neighbors with Emerald City Pet Rescue and being a dog-friendly establishment, it was a natural fit for Ghostfish Brewing and ECPR to come together and create a limited edition golden ale. Rescue Remedy Pacific Ale, a crisp and refreshing golden ale dry-hopped with New Zealand grown Wakatu hops, is the collaborative effort of Ghostfish Brewing and ECPR. Complete Story
Boulder Beer's Pulp Fusion goes year round‏‏
(August 29) - Pulp Fusion was first released this May as a new summer seasonal in 12-oz 6-pk bottles and draft throughout Boulder Beer’s 34 state footprint. Its unprecedented success as a summer seasonal prompted the brewery’s decision to keep it out year round as part of their core portfolio of beers. Complete Story
Anti-HB2 beer has raised more than $42,000 for equality organizations
(August 29) - Erik Myers, founder of Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough, and Keil Jansen, brewmaster of Ponysaurus Brewing Company in Durham, brewed a beer that raises money to support the organizations Equality NC and Queer Oriented Radical Days of Summer — a summer camp for children ages 12 to 17 who are LGBTQ or come from LGBTQ families. Fundraising has exceeded expectations, Myers said. Their campaign received contributions totaling $42,196 in four months. Complete Story
Colorado Ladies Collaborate to Produce Calamity Jane Ale & Spirit
(August 29) - On International Womens Day, March 8th, women across the world brewed together for the Pink Boots Society's Big Brew Day, raising the profile of women in the industry and raising the profile of beer to women. The City Star Brewing and Spirit Hound Distillers ladies brewed Calamity Jane, gose inspired ale with pink Himalayan sea salt, coriander and tart cherries at City Star. Complete Story
Tallgrass Flyin’ Hawaiian, Next Up In Explorer Series
‏‏(August 29) - The Flyin’ Hawaiian is brewed with Nugget hops to provide earthy and pine notes, while the interplay of Pacific Gem and Falconer’s Flight hops creates notes of citrus, dark berries and tropical fruit. A burst of fresh pineapple purée enhances the hops with an extra layer of tropical sweetness, and the simple malt bill of 2-Row, C40 and Cara-Pils allows the hops to shine and erupt with tropical citrus flavors. Complete Story
Cheap Old School Beers Are Getting Craft Brew Makeovers
(August 25) - The Pabst Brewing company has managed to boost sales and maintain hipster appeal for its flagship Pabst Blue Ribbon brand for years. And it’s done so while the market has generally trended in the opposite direction—toward more flavorful, hoppier craft brews. Complete Story
The BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival Is Coming to Galveston In September
(August 25) - The seventh annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is happening September 2 through 4 on Galveston Island at The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. Over 400 craft beers will available for attendees to try. Complete Story
How European barley became a staple of American craft beer
(August 25) - When Ron Barchet set up his Pennsylvania craft brewery, he turned to Europe for the malted barley needed to make a distinctive-tasting beer. Two decades on, and Barchet's Victory Brewing has been joined by a brigade of small American brewers, now multiplying at a rate of about 20 percent a year, in a $22 billion industry that's helping drive record exports of European malt to the U.S.  Complete Story
9 Cocktail-Inspired Beers
(August 24) - Beer lovers that aren’t necessary head-over-heels for liquor drinks still have options for trying the flavor combinations these mixed beverages offer. Here’s a group of cocktail-inspired brews that offer a take on the drinks in a beer rather than shaken or stirred in a fancy class. Complete Story

Deschutes Brewery’s Street Pub Sets Up Shop in the Twin Cities
(August 24) - Deschutes Brewery is heading to the Twin Cities in Minnesota with its pop-up pub of epic proportions setting up shop on Saturday, September 10 from 2 – 10 p.m. in Minneapolis’s North Loop. The ultimate craft beer block party, this 400-foot custom bar will be pouring beers from 60+ taps. Complete Story
The Enduring Appeal Of Rogue Dead Guy Ale
(August 24) - In fact, although he’s reluctant to refer to it as his “flagship” offering, Rogue president Brett Joyce reports that Dead Guy still accounts for roughly 40 percent of the company’s sales, a figure that’s more or less held steady since shortly after its 1994 debut. That’s remarkable given the American beer market’s drastic shift toward hop-centricity since the first Clinton administration, and stranger still given Rogue’s iconoclastic culture. Complete Story
Scholar Turned Brewer: The Story of Black Tooth Brewing Company
(August 23) - Black Tooth Brewing Company brews more than 700,000 cases of beer each year, making it the largest brewer in the state of Wyoming. The company distributes its beer in all 23 Wyoming counties and to some surrounding states. But Black Tooth Brewing Company almost didn't happen. That's because its founder graduated from Montana State University with a degree in political science. Complete Story
SweetWater to begin first international distribution in Ireland
(August 22) - SweetWater Brewing Co. inked a deal with Ireland’s Rye River Brewing Co. to put SweetWater beers in pubs all over Dublin starting Sept. 1, marking the Atlanta brewery’s first international distribution. Complete Story
What's it like when your startup craft brewery gets bought by Anheuser-Busch?
(August 22) - As in most industries, the purchase by the behemoth company has brought all of them added resources and operational knowledge. But in the craft-brewing world more than in almost any other sector, it also has brought heaps of scorn from drinkers who are tremendously loyal to local companies and want nothing to do with AB-InBev, the maker of Budweiser and Bud Light. Complete Story
Appalachian Mountain Brewery Announces Record Growth
(August 22) - Appalachian Mountain Brewery announced record revenue growth for second quarter 2016, in addition to reporting significant increases in both retail and wholesale operations. Complete Story

Wicked Weed Brewing Announces the release of Xibalba Imperial Pumpkin Ale
(August 22) - Wicked Weed announced on their web site the return of theirImperial Pumpkin Ale, Xibalba. The beer is brewed using cacao nibs from local Asheville, NC French Broad Chocolates . In true Wicked Weed style the beer also features Ancho Chiles, and habanero peppers. Complete Story
Stone on a roll: Craft brewer turns 20 with ambitious plans in the pipeline
(August 21) - “Ambitious,” “bold” and “collaborative” are three words often used to describe Stone Brewing’s signature hoppy beers and marketing (see its Arrogant Bastard line). But those words are also apropos for the craft beer maker’s approach to creating its brews and expanding its business as it celebrates two decades of making beer. Complete Story
New Report Shows Craft Beer Industry Still Growing
(August 21) - This good news comes from data provided by Brewer’s Association, the not-for-profit trade association and craft brew advocate. It recently released its mid-year data along with optimistic statements from Bart Wilson, the chief economist. Complete Story
Why this community bank is jumping on the craft beer bandwagon
(August 21) - United Community Bank is adding a craft beer vertical to its offerings. They won’t be installing taps in their branches, but brewers can apply for SBA and Department of Agriculture loans. The Blairsville, Ga.-based bank’s new vertical will fund working capital, real estate purchases, construction loans, inventory, premises improvements, equipment and installation. Complete Story
Chicago Craft breweries like Piece, Half Acre start delivery service
(August 20) - Though businesses like Drizly have attracted much of the buzz in the budding realm of booze delivery — finally, no getting off the couch for that bottle of Jagermeister! — the most exciting development for Chicago beer drinkers has been the quiet emergence of home delivery straight from breweries. Complete Story

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Cincinnati State adds new program on craft beer and brewing
(August 20) - Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is offering a certificate program designed to help interested folks find employment in the booming and increasingly competitive field. The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has approved a new certificate to be offered for the first time this fall semester, although classes have already been offered -- and taken. Complete Story
10 California Craft Beers That Cost a Bundle on the Black Market
(August 19) - We want to reiterate that private second-hand beer sales are 100% illegal. But if you're going to buy some black-market beer, you may as well get an education out of it. For fans of U.S. craft beer, there are few places better suited for starting that education than California. Complete Story



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